When Oceans Rise was formed in September 2012. Hailing from Binghamton, NY the members of the group simply enjoy making music and who some say are, “anointed and appointed to minister through music to multitudes”. Since the bands conception, they have played in various coffee houses, fairgrounds, and festivals. They have led worship at many churches, and have witnessed the power of God transforming lives through their ministry.

A pastor of a local church referred to the band as “…a music group put together by God Himself”. Indeed there is no doubt that the hand of God put these three unique and talented individuals together when an off-chance collaboration formed deep friendships and ignited the idea for When Oceans Rise. Each with their own story and personal walk with God together they are the perfect mix of talent, personality and fun.

“The anointing of the Holy Spirit fills their music and their hearts. Their passion for Jesus and love for all people flows from their hearts through their music. I am so looking forward to seeing all the ways that God is going to use these men to touch the lives of so many and bring them hope and healing. When Oceans Rise is a breath of fresh air!!!” – Pastor Kevin Rollo (Windsor Free Methodist Church)

“When Oceans Rise is a powerful force. Music is clearly their passion turned to mission. Audiences are moved just that much closer to the Lord whenever their music is ‘set free’. Our neighborhood outreach ministry at Central has been graced by their gift of music and we can’t wait to have them come back.” – Kelly Devine, Director of Education & Youth Ministry (Central UMC Endicott)

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When Oceans Rise @ Hometown Hunger Concert (Saturday, August 29th)

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New Website!

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Good afternoon friends of When Oceans Rise. It comes with mixed emotion that we announce that our band has officially decided to break up. As our commitments to our families and personal ministries have grown, we have found it difficult to find the time required to keep the band going.

This is a mutual and peace filled decision for each of us. We are NOT AT ALL ending on bad terms, but have become each others encourager, and will continue to be friends for rest of our lives. A big THANK YOU to each and every one of our fans for encouraging us to use the gifts and talents that God has given us. Because of your investment in our lives, we are now serving in new roles within our churches.

Ryan Payne and Eirik Bergskaug are now leading worship at CityReach Church in Endicott, NY. Charles Searles and Stephen Searles are now leading worship at New Life Ministries in Endicott, NY.

We encourage you to come visit us if you have a free Sunday. God is so good and faithful! We love you all and ask that God would bless you and your family as you seek Him for direction in your life.

Much Love and Blessings,
When Oceans Rise
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